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Look At My Records!
Hosted by Tom Gallo. Look At My Records Live! is a freeform radio program that showcases an eclectic variety of music both old and new, with a strong emphasis on the local music scene. Host Tom Gallo conducts candid interviews with area bands and asks them to curate a playlist from his very own record collection. What typically results is an in depth conversation that unveils influences, past experiences, plenty of nostalgia, and even the occasional mutual fawning. You can also catch the occasional live in studio performance and hear special recorded performances from “The McKenzie Tapes” vault, which contains a plethora of live performance at various NYC venues over the course of the last 40 years.
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About Tom Gallo

Tom Gallo is a music enthusiast, record collector, archivist, and event producer whose immeasurable passion for music is only matched by his even bigger personality. When not hosting Look At My Records Live!, Tom runs The McKenzie Tapes, an archiving project that aims to digitize hundreds of recorded performances at various NYC venues over the course of the last 40 years. Tom also dabbles in music journalism, stand up comedy, and has produced both comedy and live music events. You can catch him at any number of local shows in Brooklyn!

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  • March 2nd, 2019: HNRY FLWR
    by Tom Gallo on March 7, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    The March 2nd edition of Look At My Records! features one of New York's most interesting and dynamic artists, HNRY FLWR. FLWR released his buzzy debut EP, "Flowerama," back in 2017 and has plans to release his debut LP in 2019. Tune in to hear all things HNRY FLWR, including the band's plans for 2019. They're hitting the road with their BFFs, The Ferdy Mayne, with stops along the East Coast and Midwest before rocking out at SXSW. Check out all tour dates via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hnryflwr/ You can purchase Flowerama via Bandcamp: https://hnryflwr.bandcamp.com/ I also highly recommend checking out their Wild Honey Pie Buzz Session. It includes a performance of an unreleased song, "The Mystery Is!": https://open.spotify.com/album/4DH7hAr20paSZIk7KJ5joF?si=nA_tqAV9QrCjpur--H8sNQ Listen →

  • February 23rd, 2019: Palberta
    by Tom Gallo on February 28, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Tom had a wonderful time hanging out with Palberta for the February 23rd edition of Look At My Records! Tune in to hear all about this awesome trio, including how they constantly switch instruments, and some talk about their most recent release, "Roach Goin' Down." You'll also be serenaded by their renditions of some Neil Young classics from "After The Gold Rush!" This episode also features new tunes from Sharkmuffin, Dan Francia, Ghost King and Patio. Plus, a few tracks from artists scheduled to perform at the New Colossus Festival, including Spud Cannon, The Natvral, and Queue. Palberta is performing at The Bowery Electric on Friday 3/8 as part of the The New Colossus Festival! Then they're off to SXSW! You can purchase their latest record, "Roach Goin' Down," on vinyl via Bandcamp. While you're there, you can also check out their incredible Audiotree session from last October: https://palbertapalberta.bandcamp.com/ Listen →

  • February 16th, 2019: Russian Baths
    by Tom Gallo on February 21, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    The February 16th edition of Look At My Records! is the first in series of episodes previewing the upcoming New Colossus Festival. This episode features the Brooklyn noise-rock duo, Russian Baths! The band released their excellent EP, “Penance” last year and are slated to play The Bowery Electric on March 9th as part of the New Colossus Festival. We chatted all about the evolution of their sound, which progressed from wanting to sound like Yo La Tengo to kind of sounding like a shoegaze/Big Black hybrid. The band is heading to SXSW next month and have plans to release a full length in 2019, so keep your eye on this duo! You can purchase "Penance" on cassette via Good Eye Records: http://goodeyerecords.com/product/penance/ Listen →

  • February 9th, 2019: Mike Mehalick
    by Tom Gallo on February 14, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Tom had a blast hanging out with Michael Mehalick, found of the Bushwick based label, Good Eye Records! Tune in to hear all about Mike's origins in the greater-NYC area music scene and what inspired him to start his own label. Plus, you'll hear tons of great tracks by Good Eye artists, including Parrot Dream, The Rareflowers, Russian Baths, Scarves, and a brand new track from Cathedral Bells! Mike also selected some fantastic records, including Hey Anna, Shame, and Gingerlys! You can purchase all of Good Eye Records releases via the label's website: http://goodeyerecords.com/ Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/4863128/Look-At-My-Records Listen →

  • February 2nd, 2019: Plastic Picnic
    by Tom Gallo on February 7, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Check out the February 2nd edition of Look At My Records, which features an interview and live performance from Emile and Lincoln of Plastic Picnic! This foursome relocated from the Pacific Northwest in 2016 and immediately made a splash with their critically acclaimed 80s inspired synth-heavy sound. Tune in to hear all about their awesome brand new single, "Well Wasted," and a live performance of two songs from their debut self-titled EP, "Nausea In Paradise," and "Tilden." Plus, Emile and Lincoln made some great record picks, including Built To Spill's "Keep It Like A Secret" on the 20th anniversary of its release! You can stream "Well Wasted" via Spotify and all other streaming platforms:https://open.spotify.com/album/7y8WLynn6XqwYL6a257OW2?si=qn9bqwE9S4SI8IwW-dT3hg Plastic Picnic is celebrating the release of "Well Wasted" at Baby's All Right on Thursday, February 7th. They'll be joined by Fruit & Flower and Future Heart. You can RSVP and purchase tickets here: Listen →

  • January 26th, 2019: T-Rextasy
    by Tom Gallo on January 31, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    The January 26th edition of Look At My Records! is a goodie, as it features a guest appearance by Vera and Lyris of T-Rextasy! The veteran New York City-based group just released their excellent sophomore album, "Prehysteria," and wrapped up a three-week January tour in support of the release. Tune in to hear all about the making of their new record, the band's history, and their plans for the rest of the year, which include some more tour dates in March. Plus, some excellent tunes by The B-52s, Ramones, Resounding No, and more! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/4106162/Look-At-My-Records Listen →

  • January 19th, 2019: Jackie Cohen
    by Tom Gallo on January 24, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    The January 19th episode of Look At My Records! features an in-depth conversation with Jackie Cohen! Jackie is currently on tour with The Lemon Twigs and was kind enough to stop by the RFB studios in between gigs at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tune in to hear all about her two EPs: Tacoma Night Terrors Part One and Two, working with the Lemon Twigs, and her plans for 2019, which include more new music and a stop at SXSW! You can purchase Tacoma Night Terrors Part One and Part Two on CD, cassette, and digital download via Bandcamp: https://jackiecohen.bandcamp.com/music Vinyl Me, Please also pressed a two in one vinyl version of Tacoma Night Terrors. It's a limited pressing, though, so act fast: https://app.vinylmeplease.com/products/vmp-exclusives/jackie-cohen-tacoma-night-terror-part-1-i-ve-got-the-blues-part-2-self-fulfilling-elegy Jackie is currently wrapping up her tour with The Lemon Twigs. In March, she'll be appearing at SXSW in March. For more info on tour dates, check Listen →

  • January 12th, 2019: Beijing Scene Report
    by Tom Gallo on January 17, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    The January 12th edition of Look At My Records! delves into the depths of the Beijing music scene. Tom's favorite Beijing scencester/college buddy Will Griffith of Live Beijing Music recently returned to NYC with a flash drive of his favorite Beijing releases of 2018. Tom scoured the flash drive and curated a playlist of some of his favorite finds. This episode features tracks by some of Beijing’s finest acts, including The Sino Hearts, Trip Fuel, Peach Illusion, The Twenties, Thin City 新城, 银河潜艇, 倒刺, Berlin Psycho Nurses, 浪味仙贝, 甜又丧, and 动物园钉子户. Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9294-NX1uHVKn.htm Listen →

  • January 5th, 2019: Jak Lizard
    by Tom Gallo on January 10, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    The January 5th edition of Look At My Records! features a chat with a seriously soulful dude, Jak Lizard! The supremely talented 23-year-old just shared his debut EP, "Shine To Rise," an eclectic, genre-bending take on jazz, soul, and hip-hop. We talked all about the EP, plus Jak's awesome record picks, which included Prince and Prefab Sprout. You can purchase "Shine To Rise" via Bandcamp: https://jaklizard.bandcamp.com/album/shine-to-rise Jak is celebrating the release of the EP on Thursday, January 10th at Elsewhere with Savannah Jeffreys and Sentry Sinvil. Don't miss it! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9345-cEDicbrO.htm Listen →

  • December 29th, 2018: Canada
    by Tom Gallo on January 3, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    The December 29th edition of Look At My Records! is an all-Canadian jamboree! Tune in to hear recent releases by some great bands hailing from The Great White North, including Tallies, The Seams, Corridor, Beliefs, Vallens, Bad Waitress, The Courtneys, Ought, Chastity, Preoccupations, Bike Thiefs, and The Sadies. Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9171-bLJJPhd7.htm Listen →

  • December 22nd, 2018: Lenny Zenith
    by Tom Gallo on December 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    For the December 22nd edition of Look At My Records!, Tom welcomed Lenny Zenith to the program! The two had a blast chatting about Lenny's upbringing in the New Orleans music scene and his various projects over the year, including The Pop Combo, Jennifer Convertible, and RZA. The two also talked at length about Lenny's incredible debut solo album, "What If The Sun." Plus, Lenny had some great stories to tie in with his record selection, including how RZA once opened for XTC! Keep your eye on Lenny in 2019, as he'll be playing more gigs and has plans to release his memoir "Before I Was Me." It promises to be a great read! You can purchase "What If The Sun" on vinyl and compact disc via Bandcamp: https://lennyzenith.bandcamp.com/album/what-if-the-sun The record is also available on all streaming platforms. Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9342-fseWHBMs.htm Listen →

  • December 15th, 2018: Best of 2018 - LOCALS ONLY!
    by Tom Gallo on December 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    The December 15th edition of Look At My Records highlights some of the best releases in 2018 from Brooklyn based artists. This episode features incredible songs by Hypoluxo, Holy Tunics, Parrot Dream, No Swoon, Peel Dream Magazine, Human People, Lost Boy ?, Jane Church, Emma Decorsey, Veda Rays, Kew, Rachel Angel, Adeline Hotel, and Katy Rea. Cheers to a great 2018! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9067-1QZk8kUz.htm Listen →

  • December 8th, 2018: Spud Cannon
    by Tom Gallo on December 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    The December 8th edition features a chat with Spud Cannon. Based out of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, this highly talented, young group just released their awesome second album, "Squeeze," in late November. Tune in to hear all about "Squeeze," their celebrity superfan, the band's typically tight recording schedule, and their plans for 2019. Plus, they made some great record picks, including The Fleshtones and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9154-LVYISrki.html You can purchase "Squeeze" via Bandcamp: https://spudcannon.bandcamp.com/ Listen →

  • December 1st, 2018: Adeline Hotel
    by Tom Gallo on December 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    The December 1st edition of Look At My Records! features a wonderful chat with Adeline Hotel. Performing under the name Adeline Hotel since 2014, Dan Knishkowy just released a stunning new record entitled "Away Together." Tune in to hear all about "Away Together," plus two songs performed by Dan live in the studio. Tom and Dan also talked at length about some of his great record picks, including Elliot Smith and Cocteau Twins. You can purchase "Away Together" on limited edition vinyl via Bandcamp: https://adelinehotel.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR0HvC6RvDMjbXlv_Xy5TL0Raw2YUQnUATv2E10UojRgJyK4h9rVWJuYYoA Adeline Hotel will also be performing at Secret Project Robot on December 12th with Toebow, Loosie, and Twig Twig. Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/494687071017312/ Dan's final performance of the year is on December 28th at Elsewhere with Kath Bloom. Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/564519244006494/ Full playlist: Listen →

  • November 24th, 2018: Hypoluxo
    by Tom Gallo on November 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    On the November 24th edition of Look At My Records!, Tom chatted with the Brooklyn band, Hypoluxo. The four-piece just wrapped up a month-long tour in October in support of their stunning new album, "Running On A Fence." Tune in to hear all about the process behind their new LP, including their experiences recording with Eamon Ford at Audile Collective in Phoenix, Arizona. Plus, their record picks and much more. Hypoluxo's next gig is on Friday, November 30th at Baby's All Right with gobbinjr and Stolen Jars! You won't want to miss it! You can purchase their awesome new record, "Running On A Fence," via bandcamp: https://hypoluxomusic.bandcamp.com/ Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl8971-yGhoF39n.htm Listen →

  • November 17th, 2018: Captured Tracks 10th
    by Tom Gallo on November 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    The November 17th edition of Look At My Records! celebrates the 10th birthday of Brooklyn label Captured Tracks. Tom has been a fan of the label since shortly after its inception, so to commemorate the occasion, he played some of my favorite Captured Tracks releases on today's show. That includes deep cuts, fan favorites, and even some of the many awesome reissues that the label has put out over the last 10 years! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl8780-m1Jni9qM.htm Listen →

  • November 10th, 2018: Katy Rea
    by Tom Gallo on November 15, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    On the November 10th edition of Look At My Records!, Katy Rea dropped by the studio with her guitar player Isaac McClung. The two chatted about Katy's brand new EP, "Same Kind Of Woman," and played three tracks live in the air - "Same Kind Of Woman," "Actress," and an unreleased song, "Dark Sometimes." Plus, their record picks, which includes some Joni Mitchell and Guided By Voices discussion. You can purchase "Same Kind Of Woman" via bandcamp: https://katyrea.bandcamp.com/album/same-kind-of-woman Katy's next show is on December 6th at Berlin with Beau and The Human Fly. Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl8968-S1rUuvVP.htm Listen →

  • November 3rd, 2018: Human People
    by Tom Gallo on November 8, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Human People dropped by the Radio Free Brooklyn studios for the November 3rd edition of Look At My Records! Tune in to hear all about their brand new album, Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears, including recording the record at Gravesend Studios at The Silent Barn. Plus, the quintet’s origin story, their views on alien life forms, and what’s next for the band. Human People also picked some BANGERS from my record collection, so have a listen to find out what they selected! Butterflies Drink Turtle tears is available via Exploding In Sound Records: https://tinyurl.com/humanpeople The band's next gig is on November 17th at Baby's All Right with Joy Again and Slow Pulp. Don't miss it! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9036-tJMEix6X.htm Listen →

  • October 27th, 2018: Atlas Engine
    by Tom Gallo on November 1, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    On the October 27th edition of Look At My Records!, Tom chatted with Nick LaFalce of Atlas Engine. Tune in to hear about Atlas Engine's latest single, "New Constellation," the project's origins, and their plans for the rest of 2018. Nick wooed Tom with some stellar record picks, including one by his all-time favorite band, XTC. Don't miss Atlan Engine on November 4th at Pianos! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl8216-eFC4Fx4u.htm Listen →

  • October 20th, 2018: The Velvet Underground Experience
    by Tom Gallo on October 26, 2018 at 5:25 am

    The October 20th edition of Look At My Records! features all Velvet Underground cover! Tom was floored by The Feelies incredible Velvet Underground cover set at White Eagle Hall on the 13th, so he decided to revisit some of his favorite Velvet Underground covers. Tune in to hear some amazing Velvets covers by R.E.M., The Primitives, Cat Power, Luna, Galaxie 500, The Feelies, and more! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl8160-BEzW5G13.htm Listen →